New diesel engines in three of San Francisco's commuter ferries are expected to save their owner, the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, more than a quarter-million dollars a year in fuel costs. A pair of fuel-efficient Detroit
The largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker ever built in the U.S. was named on May 27, during ceremonies at General Dynamics Quincy shipyard in Massachusetts. Mrs. David S. Lewis, wife of the chairman and chief executive officer of General Dynamics,
Two of the maritime industry's internationally respected organizations are sponsoring a two-day Extreme Loads Response Symposium to be held October 19-20 at the Sheraton National Hotel, Arlington, Va. The symposium is being arranged by the interagency
Heavy lift specialist Jumbo enters its heavy lift vessel MV "Jumbo Javelin" newbuild into service after having been mated with cranes successfully and passing final sea trials in the North Sea. With its 1.600 tons lift capacity, a hold space of 19,000 cu.
Two new CN Marine icebreaking ferries are being fitted with advanced ultraviolet water purification systems that will provide pure potable water without the use of chlorine or other harsh, expensive chemicals. Orders have been received by Puroflow Marine Corporation of Newport News, Va.
Hitachi Zosen of Japan recently received an order from Compania Espanola de Petroleos, S.A. (CEPSA) to change the main engine of the 173,266-dwt tanker Valencia from steam turbine to diesel. This is Hitachi's first order for main engine conversion work for a supertanker.
Fredriksstad mek. Verksted of Fredrikstad, Norway, a leading maritime manufacturer, shipfitter and installer of inert gas systems (IGS), crude oil washing (COW) installations, and other devices for petroleum tankers and other liquid cargo vessels,
— L i t e r a t u r e Available Saab Marine Electronics has developed a new version of its radarbased level-gauging system for tankers. The system is called Saab TankRadar, Model M, and incorporates all the reliable components of the original SUM-21,
Waterborne U.S.-foreign trade will increase by more than 130 percent, and the U.S.-flag merchant fleet is expected to more than double both its deadweight tonnage and percentage of market share in the last quarter of this century, a study commissioned by
A new marine window wiper that will give longer life in the harsh conditions at sea, has been designed by Wynstruments Limited of Gloucester, England. The equipment simplifies ordering because the one model can be fitted above or below the window,